I tend to be dramatic, overly so, and I'm not really a fan of that kind of expression, unless it's fun! And sometimes drama can be fun. But when it is just plain being a weenie, with no real basis of fact, then it's simply boring. Ho hum. Really? Get over yourself already. Puh-lease.
I'm loving my GS training. Why? Because it's a mystery that I HAVE to solve. My GS training is a challenge, in a good way. Not just the physical part, but the mental part, that requires an investment of time and respect....good God, is that dramatic or what? lol
*Reminder: Don't take yourself so seriously!
Here's the thing. I'm pissed. My left side, my "strong" side, seems so far behind my right side, my "stronger" side. How could such a discrepancy exist? I must be imagining it. I soooo love my right side! I love it so much that I have refused to change it as my "starting side" for years and years now! I love my right side!
Newsflash. You are weak as a kitten on you left side! Get over it. Change it, or be crushed.
Noooo! Yeeeessss! Okay. Damn it.
I'm posting all of my sets today knowing I'm still a long way away from putting it all together. I know the corrections, I just haven't had enough practice to put them all together at the same time. BUT I will add that after looking at the video I'm not nearly as embarrassed as I thought I would be.
Lots of things, bits and pieces of proper technique, that fly out the window at the start! "Breathing" is the very first thing, and for the life of me I can't figure out why I don't remember better breathing technique until half way through. I know it, but I don't implement it. (?)
Relaxation. How to use more of my total body for more efficiency. I know it, but I forget. I either go into survival (which won't take me far), or I it's just Hardstyle habits. Loosen the grip already, DUH! (you can see me try and implement loosening my grip in the second half of my snatch set as I start to wiggle my fingers around rep 7)
Once I pulled my head out and got down to completing my sets, the only "goal" I had this morning was to "jump under" the bell, and hear my heels pound on the floor, under each jerk. (thanks to Rebecca Riggs @ Juno...I was watching you!). I was lucky enough to get a bit of coaching from Jason Dolby last week about locking out the jerk before standing up with it, and it was my main focus this morning. Also a main focus was my breathing....which is easy to abandon when it's easy, and then again, it's easy to abandon when things start to get rough! Argh!
Grip too tight,
Get the breathing right.
Do not compromise technique.
Too much "extra" movement in descend.
Get over fear of 16kg. Just admit that it exists, and it's really not a valid fear.
Find the "sweet spot". (I think I found it on my R in the last jerk set, so I'm anxious for the next workout to try it our on my L)
So much to remember with the snatch. But also remember you have been training this new technique for less that 4 months. Get over yourself!
I've got to confess that I've been letting the 16kg play mind games with me. Some of it has to do with old "tapes" playing in my head and some of it has to do with not training properly to build the foundation I need to. And that's the focus of my next approach. Paying attention to detail, when I can (breath), and starting to build a different base, a different foundation to go the distance.
August 17th, next competition. Be there, or be square.